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No-Bake Homemade Clif Bars (Gluten-Free, Low Histamine)

These no-bake homemade Clif bars are tender with a green tint, enhanced with moringa to be a vibrant deep green— perfect for kid-friendly Halloween snacks! With ten everyday ingredients, these peanut-free Clif bars pull together in the food processor in just 5 minutes.

About this recipe

Easy even for beginners. Whether you’ve never made homemade snack bars or it’s a fall staple at your place, this homemade Clif bar recipe is simple & detailed enough for anyone to follow.

Low Histamine Snack. One thing I constantly look for is new low histamine snacks to add to my favorites list. These copycat Clif bars are sweet, salty, and satisfying without being overwhelmingly oaty or nutty. If you add too much or too little of anything, it’s easy to make up for the imbalance, as they’re very forgiving.

Balanced Fiber & Protein. Thanks to the pistachio butter, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds, these bars are relatively high in protein and fiber.

Ingredients

Oats: these are just regular oats, a whole grain which forms the base for these imitation Clif bars.

Pistachio Butter: this is part of what acts as the binder in this recipe, and you can use any low histamine nut you’d like if you use a homemade nut or seed butter.

Pumpkin Seeds: ideally you’ll have soaked & dried your pumpkin seeds to reduce antinutrients before using them in this recipe. Whether you have nor not, pumpkin seeds are a great source of zinc, magnesium, and protein, as well as adding a fantastic crunch to your homemade Clif bars.

Honey: there are a few low histamine sweeteners you can use in this recipe, but by far my favorite is manuka honey. Not only is it great for the digestive system, but manuka honey has been proven to lessen allergy symptoms, like those of histamine intolerance. The best alternative is date syrup.

Cocoa Butter: using cocoa butter as the other binder in this recipe makes for a mild chocolaty scent, though it adds minimal chocolate flavor to the final bars. Make sure to use a high quality cocoa butter (same as cacao butter), and if you need to substitute, coconut oil will be your best bet.

How to make homemade clif bars: step-by-step instructions

Step 1. Put the oats and flax seeds into your food processor and lightly blend for 10-15 seconds on low, to grind the oats and flax into smaller, more digestible pieces.

Step 2. Add the pistachio butter, pumpkin seeds, honey, melted cocoa butter, ginger, cardamom, and salt (not the water), and then blend in 5-second pulses for half a minute.

Pro-Tip: Make sure your cocoa butter is totally melted and maybe even a bit warm, because if it cools down it will become hard and won’t blend as well.

Step 3. If the mixture isn’t yet forming a dough-like texture, add a 1/2 tablespoon of water and blend well for another 10 seconds. Repeat that process until a dough forms that’s sticky enough to form into bars but not so thin that they lose their shape.

Step 4. Refrigerate the dough for 10-15 minutes, then take it out and form it into bars, coating each one in a bit of chia seeds or pumpkin seed powder to keep them from sticking (if desired), and then refrigerate for 10 more minutes on the parchment and eat or enjoy, as desired.

Recipe notes & tips

Coatings. You can coat these bars in any sort of small seed, or nut or seed powder. My recommendations would be pumpkin seed powder or chia seeds.

Low Histamine Energy Balls. If you’re bored of bars, you can also form this recipe into 8 energy bites instead of 4 homemade Clif bars.

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As always, if you like the recipe, I really appreciate a review or comment!

No-Bake Homemade Clif Bars (Without Peanuts)

No-Bake Homemade Clif Bars (Without Peanuts)

Yield: four 4oz. bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Tender and light green, these homemade no-bake Clif bars are sweet & salty with balanced nuttiness.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup oats
  • 2 Tablespoon flaxseeds
  • 7 Tablespoons pistachio butter
  • 4 Tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons melted cocoa butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground vanilla (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 Tablespoons chia seeds or pumpkin seed flour for coating (if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon moringa (optional, for added color & antihistamine power)

Instructions

    1. Put the oats and flax seeds into your food processor and lightly blend for 10-15 seconds on low, to grind the oats and flax into smaller, more digestible pieces.
    2. Add the pistachio butter, pumpkin seeds, honey, melted cocoa butter, ginger, cardamom, and salt (not the water), and then blend in 5-second pulses for half a minute.
    3. If the mixture isn't yet forming a dough-like texture, add a 1/2 tablespoon of water and blend well for another 10 seconds. Repeat that process until a dough forms that's sticky enough to form into bars but not so thin that they lose their shape.
    4. Refrigerate the dough for 10-15 minutes, then take it out and form it into bars, coating each one in a bit of chia seeds or pumpkin seed powder to keep them from sticking (if desired), and then refrigerate for 10 more minutes on the parchment and eat or enjoy, as desired.

Notes

COATINGS. You can coat these bars in any sort of small seed, or nut or seed powder. My recommendations would be pumpkin seed powder or chia seeds.

ENERGY BALLS. If you're bored of bars, you can also form this recipe into 8 energy bites instead of 4 homemade Clif bars.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 478.53kcalTotal Fat: 24.59ggSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 75.85mgmgCarbohydrates: 52.88ggFiber: 10gSugar: 19.13ggProtein: 13.89gg

Nutrition data is primarily accumulated from online calculators for convenience and courtesy only, and can vary depending on factors such as measurements, brands, and so on. We encourage you to double-check and make your own calculations.

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